Photographic Scores
 Jez riley French

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a single sheet of paper, possible outcomes 
a performance should involve an in-depth exploration
of no more than four elements
and should be performed in a space where
the sounds of the surrounding area are audible
and regarded as part of the score 
7 solo (from the czech scores) 
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for one or more 
with instrument/s: audible lines, created 
without instrument/s: audible lines, perceived 
Score for Listening #37 
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in a natural space: listen for an audible line, 
clear and subtle – it should be on the edge 
of all other sounds 
in an interior: with one window open, 
viewing the score, find yourself unaware of 
the passing of time 
matters of duration are left to the listener 
Score for Listening #10 
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close to trees 
listen until the air blankets the sound of branches 
Score for Listening #35 
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using a window as a lens for listening in an urban environment 
Score for Listening #26 
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watching dusk, begin to feel the evening’s texture represented by sounds 
matters of duration are decided by one’s personal definition of dusk 
Score for Listening #17 
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score #2 
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the photographic score should be 
contemplated by all performers prior 
to the performance – the image is to 
provide a sense of texture for the 
singers to mirror 
vocal score (page 1) 
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for any solo instrument or approach 
take each line as a ‘movement’ within the piece, 
play without a break 
but inserting quietudes within each movement 
where they arise intuitively 
estonia – photographic score #2 
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